Houston Developers Move Forward with New Master-Planned Community Featuring Parks and Green Spaces
Johnson Development in Houston is preparing for another master-planned community — this one with a focus on commercial and green spaces.
The Harvest Green development will be located southwest of Houston in Fort Bend County, and will reportedly consist of 1,300 acres used for around 2,000 homes.
Subdivisions will include streets with names like Butterfly Garden Trail, Fig Leaf Lane and Cotton Farms Drive.
In addition to 2,000 home lots on the property, 87 acres have been set aside for commercial space.
The biggest draw for Harvest Green, however, may come from the master-planned community’s natural features. The development’s website names 280 acres of green space, 230 acres of lakes and waterways, and 50 acres of parks among the community’s features.
“Conservation views, neighborhood parks, fitness centers, and even a dog park appeal to many new home buyers today,” said Joan Staut, marketing coordinator for Connerton, a community developer located in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. “We’ve noticed more people want to be active in their community and engage with others, so these types of neighborhood features are reasons they choose to purchase newer housing developments.“
Community amenities will include hiking and bike trails throughout the parks. The developers also have plans for a possible community garden. The single-family houses will sit on the remaining land.
According to Shay Shafie, the general manager for Johnson Development, the idea of Harvest Green is, above all, to promote healthy living. “We want to make this a walkable community that allows residents to get outside and stay healthy,” he said to Impact News last year.
Houston, which was recently named the top-selling city in the United States for planned communities, is home to Johnson Development and a number of other big names in home building. The company was named to the John Burns Real Estate Consulting list of top 20 selling communities; in total, all 20 communities sold nearly 13,200 new homes in 2014.
In addition to Harvest Green, Johnson Development has four other developments under its belt with Cross Creek Ranch, Riverstone, Sienna Plantation and Imperial Sugar Land.
More details about Harvest Green will be forthcoming, according to a spokesperson for Johnson Development.